Sewing Tip 27

Kai ScissorsWhen cutting, use your left hand to hold the pattern and fabric, flat against the cutting surface.

Use your right hand to cut, using long smooth cuts, using care not to lift the fabric off the cutting surface, higher that the blade of the shears. For lefties, reverse the hand position.

A cutting table where you can get around all sides is the ideal situation but one with a least 3 open sides is the next best. A good height for a cutting table is 30 – 32 inches.

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